Marine phytoplankton ecology and applications

Our research team works within the complex and fascinating world of phytoplankton, and studies the role of bio- and chemical interactions among marine microbes in shaping plankton food webs.

The research group is a part of Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems.

We recognize the great potential for phytoplankton products to yield renewable energy resources, and the impacts that may have for economic and ecological sustainability. We work not only with academia, but with the community and industry towards shaping a cleaner, safer world.

Our research falls into the following areas

  • Phytoplankton ecology and allelopathy
  • Microbial food web dynamics
  • Impact of cyanobacteria on coastal fishes
  • Use of marine resources
  • Advanced level programs and employability impacts

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Sampling at the Linnaeus Microbial Observatory
Biology and Environmental Science Department Day - June 2016

Kalmar Algae Collection (KAC)

Welcome to Kalmar Algae Collection (KAC) The research group for Marine Phytoplankton Ecology and Applications (MPEA) at Linnaeus University in Kalmar maintains a collection of phytoplankton isolated mostly from the Baltic Sea, Kattegat and Skagerrak.

The cultures are available for purchase to a cost of 1200 SEK (140 €) for non-profit organizations and 1600 SEK (180 €) for profit organizations, shipping costs are NOT included. When ordered the culture will be sent as low cell concentration dilutes in two 10 ml tubes, to ensure the cells arrive in good condition. The tubes are packed with ice and shipped express with TNT or FedEX, to shorten transport time. If the culture is found dead at arrival a new culture will be sent, solely to the cost of shipping.

For more information contact: Fredrik Svensson

phone: +46 (0)480-447344


Bottles with phytoplankton